Child-led learning: Reading and Writing (age 3.5)

I feel like Frida has had a developmental leap forward recently. She’s suddenly much more confident with physical tasks – she’s more confident on her balance bike, suddenly capable of doing up and undoing buttons – and her interest in reading, numeracy, and focused time doing art-ish activities has really blossomed. She’s also taller! As…

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Learning to read and write the Montessori way: sound games

In my last post I talked about how we are laying the foundations for literacy¬†for Frida. Laying this foundation is, in my opinion, very important and absolutely necessary before any sort of formal literacy learning takes place. Frida is now at a stage in her development where she is ready for work which will have…

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Learning to read and write the Montessori way: building the foundations for literacy

I have been thinking a lot about the Montessori method of learning to read and write at the moment. Frida is deep in the sensitive period for language at the moment, and so it is something which is top of my mind! Laying the foundations for reading and writing starts at birth. The brilliant book…

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Life lately

I have been a bit quiet on the activities front at the moment, simply because almost all of the time we are at home Frida wants to be looking at, or having us read, her books. Current favourites include “Bouncing”, “The Cat in the Hat,” and “Slinky Malinky“, but really any and every book will do. …

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